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Find Your Family History in Texas Newspaper Archives

Many of our ancestors migrated to Texas for a new life and their lives were captured in local newspapers. From wedding announcements to birth announcements, death and life events, discover the lives of your ancestors from Texas were recorded in these daily local newspapers.  Discover more about your ancestors than names and dates in Texas newspapers. Get to know your ancestors' stories—the lives they lived, their hardships and triumphs. 

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Texas Genealogy in Newspaper Archives

Texas history is anything short of eventful with revolutions, annexation, the Civil War, and more. These events and our ancestors helped shape Texas into what it has become today. Old newspapers can help you find out if your ancestors fought in The Battle of the Alamo, helped form the Republic of Texas, become a U.S. state and more.

Our collection includes thousands of digitized Texas newspaper articles dating back to 1813. Find popular city and county local newspaper titles including the Midland Reporter-Telegram, Laredo Morning Times, El Paso Times, and more.

Whether your ancestors lived or worked in Texas chances are there are stories and maybe even photos of your relatives in our newspaper archives. Texas was home to many immigrant groups. If you have German, Polish, Czech, Swedish, or Irish heritage find out if your ancestors lived or worked in Texas.

Find your family’s story and uncover your Texas genealogy in newspaper archives. Learn how your ancestors lived, the events that shaped their lives, and discover the people and stories behind the names on your family tree. Start uncovering your Texas genealogy today and  watch your family’s history come to life!